The Islamic State has released a series of videos showing beheadings of American and British hostages. With a series narrated by British journalist, John Cantlie the tactic changed. After the beheading of two Japanese hostages the downed Jordanian pilot was burnt alive. The IS ideology drives it to ever greater savagery (source).
Islamic State threatens to 'conquer Rome' in gruesome video that shows 21 beheadings: http://t.co/IlV7B0wCfa pic.twitter.com/6b6AUhtX8Q
— VICE News (@vicenews) February 15, 2015
UPDATE: THE ISIS IDEOLOGY DRIVES IT TO EVER GREATER SAVAGERY, reads a recent headline. After the Jordinian pilot was burnt alive we wrote that behind this outrage is an ideology that is driving the Islamic State to ever more terror and brutality. Here's another escalation. (Source)
The last words of the Coptic martyrs in Libya were: "Oh, my Lord Jesus."
— COPTIC NATIONALISM (@DioscorusBoles) February 16, 2015
The names of the 21 Coptic Christians executed in Libya by #ISIS in new video. (via @Anba_Ermia): pic.twitter.com/pjuRgZmyNc
— Jack Moore (@JFXM) February 15, 2015
RIP, thinking of their families RT @minafayek The 21 Copts massacred by ISIS all come from 1 poor village in ... http://t.co/QZqmOpQ1Ii
— kriszta satori (@fulelo) February 15, 2015
Egypt says it has bombed IS targets in Libya after the apparent beheading of 21 hostages http://t.co/rgCsQ5yxAG pic.twitter.com/0usSYD6HkN
— Sky News (@SkyNews) February 16, 2015
Journalistiek anno 2015. Kuifje in Irak. (via @jenanmoussa) pic.twitter.com/mqZ49fZrm4
— Harald Doornbos (@HaraldDoornbos) February 16, 2015
Feb. 12, 2015
WH STALLED RESCUE OF IS HOSTAGES UNTIL TOO LATE
The U.S. did not think British intelligence was good enough to act on and waited a month to launch a mission to rescue ISIS's hostages. By then it was too late. The U.S. government obtained intelligence on the possible location of American captives held by ISIS in Syria last year, but Obama administration officials waited nearly a month to launch a rescue mission because of concerns that the intelligence wasn’t conclusive and some of it had come from a foreign service, U.S. and British officials told The Daily Beast. British officials, as well as private security contractors, said they were frustrated by Washington’s hesitance to give the go-ahead for a rescue attempt, which eventually was carried out on July 4, 2014, by which time the hostages had been moved. The following month, ISIS began beheading its American and British prisoners in a series of grisly Internet videos. (Source)
Feb. 10, 2015
CONFIRMED: AMERICAN IS HOSTAGE HAS DIED
26 year old Kayla Mueller from Prescott, Arizona, worked with the Danish Refugee Council and the humanitarian organization Support to Life to help refugees.
The parents of Kayla Mueller, the Arizona woman who was taken hostage by ISIS in August 2013, confirmed Tuesday their daughter died while in the hands of the terror group. "We are heartbroken to share that we've received confirmation that Kayla Jean Mueller has lost her life," Carl and Marsha Mueller, of Prescott, Ariz., said in a statement. (...) The family received information from their daughter's ISIS captors over the weekend that was authenticated (...) It is not yet known how or when 26-year-old Mueller died. ISIS claimed last week she was killed by a Jordanian airstrike, but offered no immediate evidence. (Source)
Feb. 4, 2015
Did IS Fan Boys Play A Game On Twitter How To Kill the Pilot?
Images from the purported ISIS video showing the execution of a captive Jordanian pilot.
The question is, is burning a human being to death halal or haram? Those who like to separate Islam from the Islamic State emphatically say, it's unislamic. But of course 9/11 was all about people in burning buildings. And all the Caliph needed to do is issue a Fatwa. As if the entire episode isn't satanic enough, Infowars is on to something: WAS JORDANIAN PILOT BURNED ALIVE AFTER SICK TWITTER CAMPAIGN AMONG ISIS SUPPORTERS TO NAME HIS METHOD OF DEATH? Thousands of ISIS supporters took to Twitter in the days after Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh was captured to suggest sick methods of execution? (Source) - UPDATE:
@Kassandra_Troy Yes they did and many psychos around the world suggested gruesome things! Some live in the EU with real pics and names!!
— مصطفى السومري (@QahirAlirhab1) February 4, 2015
TV host @Youssefalhosiny said in his program that burning of Jordanian pilot is a direct application of material being studied at alAzhar
— marlyn (@virtualactivism) February 4, 2015
Al Azhar, Top Muslim body, calls for 'killing, crucifixion of IS terrorists' http://t.co/YC7hTMDlF8 via @
— ★Kassandra (@Kassandra_Troy) February 4, 2015
@Kassandra_Troy Yes! Hence you know the extent of the problem and that though they say they fight ISIS they are all like ISIS in mind.
— COPTIC NATIONALISM (@DioscorusBoles) February 4, 2015
The media are helping IS to cover up their crimes
Just a word about a trend among journalists not the show the shocking and disgusting IS videos, ostensibly because that would encourage them to make more of them. It's a good example of mis identification. The videos are not propaganda. When the mob deposited a horse's head in the bed, was that an invitation to join the maffia? No, evidently not. Ludicrous. It was an act of intimidation. This isn't a sales pitch. Its purpose is to intimidate us into submission. And as far as the media are concerned, IS have succeeded beyond their dreams. The media have become IS' accomplices to cover up their crimes.
Feb. 3, 2015
JORDAN VOWS EARTH SHATTERING RESPONSE
Finally someone got angry. It's hard to fathom why the combined forces of the world are incapable of turning the Caliphate into a parking lot. It's just been reported that Jordan is already walking back the rhetoric. Probably reigned in by Obama who labors under the doctrine that fighting terrorism causes terrorism. Jordan will execute female would-be bomber on Wednesday, security official says. (AFP)
Jordan vows 'earth-shattering' response to pilot murder http://t.co/ZJuX1ZiSHv pic.twitter.com/oqSQVuo4Wi
— slone (@slone) February 3, 2015
JORDANIAN PILOT BURNT ALIVE BY ISIS
ISIS stoop to new barbarity beyond words as they release video of themselves torching captive Jordanian pilot to death in a cage.
- Video titled 'Healing the Believers' Chests' shows brutal murder of pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh is filmed being burnt alive while locked in a cage.
- He was captured in December after his jet crashed over ISIS-held territory.
- White House condemned killing, saying it 'stands in solidarity' with Jordan.
- Jordan has said the pilot was already brutally murdered by ISIS a month ago, on January 3.
- In response to sickening footage, Jordan has reportedly moved five ISIS-linked prisoners to a prison in the south of the country.
- Kingdom released a statement saying all five would be executed tonight. (Source)
Feb. 1, 2015
Japan Will Join Coalition After Goto Beheading
Jan 31, 2015 Kenji Goto is a well-known freelance journalist and film-maker. Video shows IS beheading Japan hostage' Kenji Goto.
Japan has vowed to make Isis pay for its execution of hostages Kenji Goto and Haruna Yukawa, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe saying they "will never forgive the terrorists". The release of a video on Saturday purporting to show the beheading of Goto has sent shockwaves across the country, prompting the government to heighten security measures at airports and overseas facilities following further Isis threats. (...) Earlier this week, Jordan offered to free al-Qaida prisoner Sajijda al-Rishawi for the pilot, but demanded and said it never got proof he was still alive.
PM says Japan will join US coalition – and make Isis pay after beheading journalist http://t.co/BTDMhW90Zp pic.twitter.com/obACcBMgJF
— The Independent (@Independent) February 1, 2015
Feb. 1, 2015
IS Beheads Kenji Goto, Posts Video
Again that unwillingness to show IS for what it is, under the cover of not wanting to proliferate propaganda. The media show nothing but propaganda! It's just that they don't like this particular propaganda. If truth was their standard, they's be showing IS' brutal nature without hesitation. Here's another. Of course YouTube keeps pulling these videos. You can download it here.
The news of Kenji Goto beheading on an Arabic channel.
Jan. 29, 2015
IS-Jordan Hostage Talks 'Collapsed'
ISIS sets new deadline for hostage swap http://t.co/jXYP8gZqSX pic.twitter.com/g56cFpdTqk
— Alysia Stern (@AlysiaStern) January 29, 2015
The latest threat purportedly issued by the Islamic State said Jordan must present Sajida al-Rishawi at the Turkish border by dusk in Mosul in Iraq - thought to be 5.30pm (2.30pmGMT). That deadline expired amid reports talks have collapsed. No news about Kenji Goto so far.
Jordan still holding Iraqi prisoner, demands proof its pilot is alive: Jordan said on Thursday it was ... http://t.co/OLpvndF08f (Yahoo)
— INQUISITION NEWS (@InquisitionNews) January 29, 2015
Wife of Japanese hostage held by Islamic State speaks for the first time since his capture http://t.co/VVI29juZEi pic.twitter.com/JYD7F2kRZK
— Sky News (@SkyNews) January 29, 2015
Jan. 27, 2015
FANS OF IS HOSTAGE PLEADING FOR HIS LIFE
1/28 #IamKenji. I am KENJI. Mr. Goto There are 👶baby just born.Mr. Goto is not a enemy of the Islamic countries! pic.twitter.com/QzQnj6DyAb
— シルク茶un (@silk_un) January 27, 2015
Either this entire episode is a forgery. Or IS has dropped the propaganda policy to draw attention and recruit by appearing as cruel as possible. If so, where does that leave the advocates of self censorship?
pray for goto x i am kenji - RED NOTE SCALE http://t.co/V1o84oZSiZ #IAmKenji DL→ http://t.co/Vhacp3t7pk pic.twitter.com/IEAqW0UIEQ
— ATS x C.R.A.C. (@ATS_RNS) January 27, 2015
@RSF_RWB Please let's be louder about Kenji Goto #Iamkenji pic.twitter.com/i8saeVH3SY
— Laflèche (@pommelafleche) January 27, 2015
IS ISSUES 24 HOUR ULTIMATUM ON GOTO'S LIFEKenji Goto new ransom note. Transcript.
BREAKING: ISIS gives 24 hour ultimatum on Kenji Goto Jogo’s life. Jogo, "The ball is now in the Jordanian’s court" pic.twitter.com/pkWUNWSiGN
— Breaking News (@NewsOnTheMin) January 27, 2015
#Jordan may be willing to free convicted suicide bomber in return for release of #Kenji #Goto and #Jordanian pilot. http://t.co/5q6f8pdrZt
— Sakir Khader (@sakirkhader) January 27, 2015
Who is the woman #IS militants holding #KenjiGoto want freed? And why do they want her? http://t.co/RP4IwAMmd6 pic.twitter.com/UlGs9gn6Li
— Vostvitzech (@Vostvitzech) January 27, 2015
Could you cast an your eye over this petition and sign it, to save the life of our journalist Kenji Goto? https://t.co/URSS1qUOAy @ladygaga
— Shohei Haraguchi (@ShoheiHaraguchi) January 27, 2015
#IS #ISIS Emergency Statement Calling for the Release of Kenji Goto http://t.co/s2La4NhRla pic.twitter.com/fufo4LFyBj
— はる。 (@haru02020) January 27, 2015
後藤さん名乗る男性の新たな画像と音声 NHKニュース http://t.co/qRurGxBvon 今度も、Kenji Goto Jogoと名乗っているなら偽物だ。 後藤さんの本物はKenji Goto Jogoとは名乗っいない。 https://t.co/sG4Qi7EdSc
— Bell Boyd (@Bell_Boyd) January 27, 2015
Kenji Goto Jogo at JAPAN-IRAQ-SYRIA-JORDAN-CONFLICT-HOSTAGE #Newz http://t.co/pbX1GeIQdh
— MidEast Newz Stream (@mideastnewznow) January 27, 2015
Jan. 24, 2015
JAPAN GOVERNMENT IN EMERGENCY MEETING RE IS HOSTAGES
Jan 24, 2015 Experts say ISIS ransom clip faked.
UPDATE: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters that the release of the new message was “an outrageous and unforgivable act. We demand their immediate release.” Kyodo News agency said the same video has been emailed to the wife of one of the hostages. ISIS had threatened on Tuesday to behead the hostages within 72 hours unless it received a $200 million ransom. PM Abe has been in touch with the king of Jordan. As this mode of operation lacks any of slick media sophistication we have seen of IS on earlier occasions, experts are seriously doubting the source of these demands.
WAITING PRESSER BY JAPAN VICE FOREIGN MINISTER RE IS HOSTAGES
Yasuhide Nakayama, Japan Vice Foreign Minister.
According to reports we can't verify the Islamic State have released a still video and audio tape of one of their Japanese hostages, making new demands of Japan for his release. In the clip posted online - features only a still image and audio - journalist Kenji Goto Jogo is shown in an orange jumpsuit as a narrator claims that fellow captive Haruna Yukawa has been murdered.
Kenji Goto Jogo claiminf that fellow captive Haruna Yukawa has been murdered.
Islamic State (IS)-linked Twitter accounts distributed a video in which Japanese hostage Kenji Goto Jogo stated that his fellow captive Haruna Yukawa was executed, and stipulated a new demand from the IS for his release. The 2 minute, 52 second video was distributed on January 24, 2015, after the 72-hour deadline expired that was imposed by the IS for the Japanese government to pay a $200 million ransom for the hostages’ release. According to the latest video, Jogo’s message was received by his family and the Japanese government. A still image of Jogo appears with him holding a picture of a beheaded Yukawa. He speaks in English, blaming Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for Yukawa’s death, and telling his wife and family not to give him. He stated that the IS is now demanding the release of Sajida al-Rishawi, a female suicide bomber dispatched by al-Qaeda in Iraq to attack a hotel in Jordan in 2005. He stated: “It is simple. You give them Sajida and I will be released. At the moment, it actually looks possible and our government are indeed a stone throw away. How? Our government representatives are ironically in Jordan, where their sister Sajida is held prisoner by the Jordanian regime.”
Vice foreign minister Nakayama speeds into the Japanese embassy in Jordan. Press meeting expected. #Japanesehostages pic.twitter.com/BXDfnp8JkL
— Emily Finch (@Winipig) January 24, 2015
EXPERTS SAY ORIGINAL ISLAMIC STATE HOSTAGE DEMAND IS A FAKE
While some sketchy tweets state that one of the Japanese hostages has been killed, the other forced to make further demands, it is becoming clear that the original video is a fake. According to some Islamic State released a new video with Kenji holding a photo of beheaded Haruna, saying Daesh no longer wants money, but freedom for Sajida al-Rishawi jailed in Jordan. The video however cannot be traced.
Jan. 23, 2015
ISLAMIC STATE ALIGNED TWEEP SAYS JAPANESE HOSTAGES HAVE BEEN KILLED
CNN has this: "Hours before the estimated deadline, an ISIS spokesman told Japanese broadcaster NHK that the group would release a statement "soon" about the hostages. That statement didn't come." (Source) Earlier today we posted the following tweets. Just waiting for the media to claim IS did this because they want the 'attention' and it's 'recruitement'.
Kenji Goto Jogo and Haruna Yakwa have just been executed because of Japan's choices.Video is being sent to production pic.twitter.com/PLflLLPJAd
— Abdul Ali (@Abdul_ali_2) January 23, 2015
@KyleWOrton How reliable is this notice they have already been executed, you think? https://t.co/FBCajtOv6t
— ★Kassandra (@Kassandra_Troy) January 23, 2015
@Kassandra_Troy>have to be dead already. So my guess is that this is probably correct.
— Kyle W. Orton (@KyleWOrton) January 23, 201
@Kassandra_Troy Yes. If I.S. wanted the money would have done this privately: once the demand is public, Tokyo can't give in.
— Kyle W. Orton (@KyleWOrton) January 23, 2015
Jan. 22, 2015
Japanese Taunting IS in "Crappy Photoshop Challenge"
Japanese tweeple have been taunting the Islamic State all day in a trending hashtag campaign #ISISクソコラグランプリ Translated, it means "ISIS crappy collage grand prix" or "photoshop grand prix." Here are a few samples:
Explaining the Japanese meme mocking ISIS. #ISISクソコラグランプリ is a photoshop challenge to mock ISIS. https://t.co/85AxYjUGL1
— SezSuzy (@SezSuzy) January 22, 2015
RT Partisangirl: Japanese people are mocking #ISIS and #Syria-ns respect this attitude! #ISISクソコラグランプリ http://t.co/QFyn5IzF57
— Carib Damascus (@DamascusCarib) January 22, 2015
In response to #ISIS threats, Japanese twitter users respond with photoshop ridicule and mockery. #ISISクソコラグランプリ pic.twitter.com/pvT9PuHOCy
— Broseph (@shamshoomi) January 22, 2015
#ISISクソコラグランプリ ムックの中身 pic.twitter.com/txVMZHCffL
— 風俥お兄さん@フォロバ99% (@ganma2413) January 22, 2015
この画像めっちゃ自然に見えるのは気のせい？ #ISISクソコラグランプリ pic.twitter.com/judo2Q7bXr
— 霊狼しえる@受験生なう (@meithxxx) January 22, 2015
#ISISクソコラグランプリ #الدولة_الإسلامية #دولة_الخلافة #لهيب_الحرب #عزم_الأباة Just for laughs :) pic.twitter.com/mb0qeVczOs
— لمع الأسنة#قادمون (@lamuasinna) January 22, 2015
Meanwhile at ISIS headquarters #ISISクソコラグランプリ pic.twitter.com/fUoOCz8wJ4
— 黒人 C O L D 黒人 (@immoraldigital) January 21, 2015
Jan. 20, 2015
IS To Decapitate 2 Japanese Hostages in 72 Hours
Japan has 72 hours to put up $200mln.
.@willripleyCNN on why #ISIS is targeting Japan in its latest video. http://t.co/pnagswLtC6 http://t.co/sxIkftikl2
— Early Start (@EarlyStart) January 20, 2015
Who are the Japanese hostages 'held by Jihadi John'? http://t.co/QrXgPZIZGG pic.twitter.com/UAkMW3piKg
— Telegraph News (@TelegraphNews) January 20, 201
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